Jesse Lingard can't stop scoring awesome goals for Manchester United

Sheri Evans
January 6, 2018

This time, he helped book his team's spot in the fourth round of the FA Cup after scoring a late victor against Derby County - a club at which he'd played for on loan earlier in his career.

At the other end, Marcus Olsson drew United stand-in goalkeeper Sergio Romero into a fine save.

Both attempts, which came in the final six minutes, were highlight-worthy goals in the first FA Cup tie involving United in 13 years not to be televised live.

Derby finds itself in good position to secure promotion to the Premier League, as the Rams sit second in the Championship with 49 points.

United still lacked inspiration after the break, so manager Jose Mourinho introduced strikers Lukaku and Anthony Martial off the bench for Mkhitaryan and Mata.

Having struggled to break down their Championship opponents, it was an in-form Jesse Lingard who finally set United on course to victory late on before Romelu Lukaku added an even later second.

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Romero, Lindelof, Smalling, Blind, Shaw, Herrera, Pogba, Mata, Lingard, Mkhitaryan, Rashford. But it was new boy Virgil van Dijk that got the final word, heading in the victor with few minutes left.

On the other hand, the Rams are now unbeaten in their last seven matches and are second in the Championship with a fine shot of getting a chance to coming back to the Premier League.

Scott Carson pulled off another save to deny Jesse Lingard from the edge of the area before Paul Pogba trickled an very bad effort wide on the rebound.

Scott Carson, Tom Huddlestone and Andreas Weimann also start, while Matej Vydra is on the substitute bench with David Nugent.

The Red Devils hit the woodwork again minutes later from Romelu Lukaku's header, but a goal wouldn't have counted anyway as the big Belgian was ruled offside.

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